Sunday, June 12, 2011

Trader - Fixed Managed Accounts 5750

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Since our founding in 1955, Federated Investors, Inc. has grown to become one of the nation’s largest investment managers with assets under management of more than $336 billion.

We have 135 domestic and international equity, fixed income and money market funds, as well as a variety of separately managed account options. We deliver a diversified product line to financial intermediaries to help them reach a variety of investment goals for their clients. Product performance combined with breadth and innovation, have enabled Federated Investors to achieve substantial asset growth over its 50-year history. (For additional information about Federated Investors visit FederatedInvestors.com).

CAREER OPPORTUNITY #: 5750
POSITION TITLE: Trader – Fixed Managed Accounts
DEPARTMENT: Taxable Fixed Income

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent relevant experience in lieu of degree; business related major (finance/accounting) preferred
- 1 to 3 years trading or trading support experience required;
- Knowledge of fixed income securities trading and settlement issues required;
- Familiarity with managed accounts systems such as Check-Free APL, Vestmark and sponsor systems, i.e., SB MATES, SB PM Trade, MS Access, Morgan Stanley PPA, PRU Calculator, GIMII preferred;
- Familiarity with market information systems specifically, Bloomberg, Barclays Point, Wilshire Axiom, Market Axess and Trade Web.
- Strong quantitative, math, accounting and excel skills required;
- PC proficient with strong skills in Excel

MAJOR DUTIES:
- Coordinate, generate, transmit and execute all Federated Private Investment balancing systems and trade orders
- Generate, execute and allocate block trade orders with various sponsor trade desks as authorized by the senior trader or portfolio manager
- Process new accounts, deposits, tax sale requests, and the liquidation of assets for withdrawals and terminations
- Provide portfolio manager or senior trader with information about the market that would impact the volume or price volatility of the issues traded in portfolios
- Interact and maintain good working relationships with various security dealers
- Integrate input from specialists within the Treasury, Agency, Corporate and Mortgage sectors in order to develop or enhance knowledge and sophistication in each.
- Communicate effectively with the back-office partner to keep accounts in line with investment objectives
- Monitor integrity of each product on the various portfolio trading systems supported by sponsors
- Work with sponsors and broker/dealers on all trade settlement and allocation issues

HOURS/LOCATION:
- 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Federated Investors Tower - Pittsburgh, PA 15222

EXPLANATORY COMMENTS:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong work ethic, problem solving and computer skills
- Detailed oriented and ability to work well within deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to multitask, make decisions and respond quickly and accurately to directions in a past paced work environment
- Exceptional organization skills
- Ability to work in a trading room environment
- Ability to work as a contributing member of a team

Federated Investors, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package along with a professional environment.

For consideration, go to https://careers.federatedinvestors.com and apply to job # 5750.

Only those candidates in whom we have an interest will be contacted.

EOE

Requirements
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent relevant experience in lieu of degree; business related major (finance/accounting) preferred
- 1 to 3 years trading or trading support experience required;
- Knowledge of fixed income securities trading and settlement issues required;
- Familiarity with managed accounts systems such as Check-Free APL, Vestmark and sponsor systems, i.e., SB MATES, SB PM Trade, MS Access, Morgan Stanley PPA, PRU Calculator, GIMII preferred;
- Familiarity with market information systems specifically, Bloomberg, Barclays Point, Wilshire Axiom, Market Axess and Trade Web.
- Strong quantitative, math, accounting and excel skills required;
- PC proficient with strong skills in Excel

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